The Best Free Online Drives

Did you know that 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses each month?

That’s why it is so important to backup important files, especially in this paperless age!

But storage doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. There are a number of free online drives available. In this blog post, I’ll share what I think are the best free online drives out there.

1 | Google Drive

Google Drive is by far my most favourite online drive.

If you have a Google account, you can get 15GB of storage for free – which you can access anywhere! However, this storage is spread across Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos so if you need more, you’ll have to start paying.

ProsCons
Great shareability / collaborationNon-Google account holders need permission to access files
Super user-friendly & easy to navigateNo protection against human error (deletion, malware, etc)

Try it now – https://www.google.com/intl/en_in/drive/


2 | Microsoft OneDrive

To access Microsoft OneDrive’s 5GB of free storage, you’ll need to sign up for a free Outlook.com account (if you don’t already have one).

ProsCons
Mobile application makes it easy to use and share documents on the goCannot sync with third party platforms such as calendars and project management tools
Access to Microsoft apps such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel No protection against human error (deletion, malware, etc)

Try it now – https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/onedrive/online-cloud-storage


3 | Dropbox

Dropbox can be installed on your desktop for 2GB of free storage. If you need more, you can EARN more storage by inviting others to Dropbox. If they sign up, you both get an extra 500MB (up to a max of 16GB on TOP of your original 2GB).

ProsCons
Great third party integrationLimited search function which can be frustrating
Allows working offline to minimise downtimeLack of high-level security

Try it now – https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/


There you have it – my top 3 favourite FREE online drives. Can you recommend any others?

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